Frequently Asked Questions, Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Program

Federal and state governments, including Missouri, have been engaged in a series of activities to improve the availability of patient data in electronic format. One such activity is the creation of the Medicaid and Medicare electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs.  These incentives will be in the form of yearly payments, beginning in 2011, to help a broad range of health care professionals and hospitals implement and meaningfully use EHRs. The following FAQ describes incentive payment eligibility, program requirements, payments, Missouri resources, and other relevant details.  This information will be updated as policy and program decisions are made at both the federal and state level.

General Program Questions

Program Eligibility

Incentive Payments

Meaningful Use

Penalties

Missouri Resources